cargo ship damaged after collision off istanbul
On Friday, a cargo ship wiped two anchored ships in bad weather and tilted to one side, having been in the water for several hours before authorities were forced to pull it ashore with a tugboat.
A senior maritime official said the disabled vessel was not in danger of sinking, but most of the crew members on board were evacuated before being towed away.
The cargo ship\'s struggles came after the suspension of the Costa Concordia cruise ship off the coast of Italy last week, when ship safety issues were highly watched, leaving 11 dead and 21 missing.
Also on Friday, a cargo ship ran aground on a Dutch beach.
In the Istanbul area of Sierra Leone-flagged Kayan-1, an 86-meter (282-feet)
The freighter loaded with empty containers, tilted to its right after the collision.
Salih Orakci, director of the General Administration of Coast Security, said the ship was \"unable to sink\" but noted that the weather had worsened the situation.
A few hours later, the authorities decided to take the only obvious option of stranding the ship.
Authorities said the captain and two other crew members had been on board the ship, which had tried to pump water.
Ten other crew members were evacuated.
Five maritime officials boarded Kayan.
1 assess the situation and leave the ship.
The ship tried to dock due to bad weather, when it was dragged and passed by two other cargo ships: the Netherlands --
Slochtepp and Tanzania
Marked as Adria Blu. The Kayan-
1 stop near the coast with a depth of 9-meter (30-feet)
Coast Security said on its website.
The ship had 20 tons of diesel but no leaks, and the Environmental Protection Department said the authorities canceled several regular ferry trips in the Marmara Sea and the Bosphorus Strait, the Bosphorus is due to strong winds and high seas.
A registered cargo ship broke down during a night storm and ran aground on the Dutch beach. The 500-foot (155-meter)
Aztec girls did not carry goods when drifting to the beach in the North Sea coastal town Wijk aan Zee, 12 miles (20 kilometers)
The Dutch Coast Guard says it\'s west of Amsterdam.
There are 21 crew members on board.
The tugboat will try to pull the boat free at a high tide around 1 p. m. (1200 GMT).
Spokesman Peter Verburg told the National Broadcasting Corporation that the Coast Guard was closely monitoring whether the vessel had a fuel leak.
Susan Fraser, AP writer, contributed in Ankara.